The very geologically active Yellowstone area is estimated to be overdue for a major eruption, the last one some 640,000 years ago. In recent years, surface temperatures have risen and many species of animals have evacuated the park. We should pay attention when entire species flee an area we can see is getting dangerous. If Yellowstone blows, it will pretty much destroy the United States and paralyze the northern hemisphere for many years. Days of darkness and major death tolls (billions) bring the Biblical end times to mind.
from the article at Zerohedge.com, via Newsweek:
“More than 800 earthquakes have now been recorded at the Yellowstone Caldera, a long-dormant supervolcano located in Yellowstone National Park, over the last two weeks – an ominous sign that a potentially catastrophic eruption could be brewing…”
“Hot volcanic ash, rock and dust would rain down on those cities literally for weeks. In the end, it would be extremely difficult for anyone living in those communities to survive. In fact, it has been estimated that 90 percent of all people living within 600 miles of Yellowstone would be killed.
Experts project that such an eruption would dump a layer of volcanic ash that is at least 10 feet deep up to 1,000 miles away, and approximately two-thirds of the United States would suddenly become uninhabitable. The volcanic ash would severely contaminate most of our water supplies, and growing food in the middle of the country would become next to impossible.
In other words, it would be the end of our country as we know it today.
The rest of the planet, and this would especially be true for the northern hemisphere, would experience what is known as a “nuclear winter”. An extreme period of “global cooling” would take place, and temperatures around the world would fall by up to 20 degrees. Crops would fail all over the planet, and severe famine would sweep the globe.
In the end, billions could die.
So yes, this is a threat that we should take seriously.”